diy: mini pumpkin taper candle holders

October 17, 2016

Despite being more of a spring and summer girl, fall in the south is my favorite time of year to entertain.  There’s no pollen or mosquitos so you can actually enjoy the cooler temps and beautiful evenings dining alfresco or even just sipping a cocktail or a cup of coffee on the porch under a…

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diy versailles planters

August 17, 2016

My super sweet hubby made me a pair of Versailles planters to flank my front door for Mother’s Day this year and I absolutely LOVE how they turned out!  He’s made me a lot of things over the years, but these are definitely my new favorites, hands down.  I finally got around to taking some…

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gold leaf oyster salt cellars

July 21, 2016

Summer is my favorite time to entertain but even though we haven’t been hosting as much as we normally do this time of year (and while the rest of my house gets neglected due to all the fun we’ve been having) I’ve been making it a point to at least set out my favorite woven…

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american flag wreath

July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you’re all celebrating right now with a cocktail in one hand and a burger in the other!  Baby girl and I whipped up a little Independence Day wreath last week and even though no one is going to be doing any last minute diy’s right about now, I still…

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how to make your hydrangeas last for weeks

June 27, 2016

Like every other decor-obsessed blogger, I’ve got a major softspot for fresh cut hydrangeas.  Those big, billowy blooms get me every time I walk into the grocery store but I’ve had such a hard time getting them to last longer than two or three days lately that I stopped buying them altogether the last couple…

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diy: “vintage” sign

May 11, 2016

A few weeks back, I posted a shot of a vintage-inspired sign I made for my aunt and I got so many emails about it, I thought a post was in order!  This was so much quicker and easier than I expected, which truly is ideal for someone with a toddler who wants to do…

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make your silver sparkle

October 28, 2015

I’m so excited about this post, I can hardly stand it!  I’m telling you, the older I get, it’s the little things that make me the happiest!  If you guys follow me on Instagram, you know that I went on a bit of a cleaning spree this past weekend, starting with my collection of tarnished,…

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diy: nautical-inspired rope vase

July 17, 2015

DIY projects that are the simplest and require the least amount of time to complete are always the most satisfying and this nautically-inspired rope vase is no exception! Given all my recent posts on natural materials and texture, it’s no surprise I absolutely love how this turned out!  I used a thicker rope (3/4″ manila…

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how to make a monkey’s fist (nautical rope door stop)

July 1, 2015

One of the first DIY’s I ever posted here on the blog was a Monkey’s fist, better known as a nautical rope door stop.  I’ve made so many of them over the years for friends and clients and I even gave some away as favors at my baby shower!  Not only are they super simple…

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weathered oak stain

February 2, 2015

A LONG while back, I made a farmhouse table for our kitchen and then spent an equally ridiculous amount of time mixing stains trying to find the perfect weathered gray for it.  I finally got the perfect mix and the table has been a beautiful addition to our kitchen ever since; it looks especially fabulous…

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